Wednesday Nov. 10, 2010
Posted: 8:15 a.m.
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUEPeoria Saguaros White Sox
Anthony Carter was one of the few bright spots in what was a dismal regular season for the Birmingham Barons. Carter saved 22 games for one of the worst teams in minor league baseball and headed into the AFL season as a pitcher worth watching.
Carter proved again on Tuesday night that hes just more than roster filler. He saved his third game for the Saguaros, who defeated the Peoria Javelinas, 6-4. Carter fanned two in a scoreless inning of work, giving him 14 strikeouts in eight innings over eight appearances.
Charlie Leesman also had one of his better AFL efforts, tossing a scoreless inning of his own. Leesman, who combined to win 14 games at Winston-Salem and Birmingham, had allowed runs in seven of his previous eight outings.
Infielder Eduardo Escobar was 1-for-5 and scored a run though he struck out three times while outfielder Jared Mitchell was 1-for-4 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He has fanned 22 times in 67 at-bats.
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Cubs fans weren't the only ones who enjoyed the team's "Anchorman" romp out to the West Coast Thursday afternoon.
Trading card company Topps released a special edition card for the Cubs' "Stay Classy" trip, featuring Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber — complete with their awesome wig and hat:
The back of the card reads "After defeating the San Francisco Giants by a score of 5-1 at home, the Cubs left Wrigley Field in style. The team kept it classy with their road trip attire as they set out on a west coast road trip, beginning with a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers."
The cards are being sold on Topps' website for $9.99.
CSN's coverage of the Charlotte Knights continues on Saturday night as the Knights will host the Buffalo Bisons at 6 p.m. on CSN+.
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White Sox No. 1 prospect Yoan Moncada, who landed on the 7-day DL on May 18, is eligible to make his return to the Knights lineup this weekend.
It's the fourth of eight games that CSN will televise over the next two months to give fans an opportunity to watch the future of the White Sox.
Check out the rest of the television schedule here.